BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:30 P.M.) – U.S. diplomats recently warned commericial airliners of being ‘misidentified’ by the American forces if they were to fly over the Persian Gulf during these turbulent times.
The warning was allegedly relayed via the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), who has also asked airliners to be careful when flying over this region.
The FAA’s message follows the warning from Lloyd’s of London about the current maritime shipping risks in the Persian Gulf region.
Most recently, explosions were reported by four oil tankers off the coast of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The UAE and Saudi Arabia both claimed these explosions were a result of ‘sabotage’ attacks, but they did not name those responsible.
The U.S. later accused Iran and its proxies of being behind this alleged attack on the oil tankers. Iran has denied these claims, adding that these allegations are dangerous.